3D Systems has recently released version 13 of its Cimatron™ software for mold-, die- and tool-makers. This new version introduces new and enhanced capabilities that can dramatically accelerate productivity and minimize overhead in the design and manufacturing of molds, dies and discrete parts. As part of 3D Systems’ end-to-end solutions, Cimatron is a key component that allows 3D Systems customers to optimize their processes and unlock greater productivity on the factory floor.
Bastech, a one-source solution provider for shop floor, additive manufacturing services and equipment sales, beta tested Cimatron 13 with the new conformal cooling design capability and recorded its experience. Using Cimatron as part of an end-to-end workflow, Bastech accelerated its design process for conformally-cooled injection molds, then leveraged Direct Metal Printing with 3D Systems’ ProX® 200 to manufacture the molds. The finished molds were inspected prior to use using Geomagic® Control™ 3D inspection software from 3D Systems.
A fully redesigned user interface that is faster to use, and easier to learn and customize Cimatron 13 includes many new features and capabilities such as: A broad range of new CAD for tooling functionalities, Boosted drafting capabilities, New mold-design applicative tools, Separate environments for progressive- and transfer-dies, Smart electrode mirroring tools and hybrid design environments, A new plate machining solution, New measurement on CNC machines, New and improved NC programming capabilities and Concurrent design and manufacturing environment.